Organizations Using the Internet
People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Tibet
China, People's Republic of
- People's Republic of China official government site — http://www.gov.cn/
PRC government masquerades and attacks —
There are several Internet sites controlled by the Beijing
government, yet pretending to be something very different:
TCP/IP attacks by Beijing government systems —
Several Canadian and American ISP's hosting web pages for the Falun
Gong organization have been attacked from hosts in the
gov.cndomain and controlled by the Beijing government. This was reported in:
- The IEEE Cipher newsletter
- The Economist, 22 July 2000, pg 28 (which indicates that the attacking hosts were in Beijing's Public Security Bureau)
- China Internet Corporation — Since the Internet provides free and open communication, it is perceived as a major threat by the Beijing government. Thus, said government maintains sites containing only officially sanctioned news and information through this dummy organization.
- State control of information — As only four state-controlled entities are allowed to connect to the global Internet (The Economist, 22 July 2000, pg 25), the government strictly controls what web sites are visible from within mainland China. The sites of the BBC, CNN, the Washington Post, and human-rights organizations are blocked almost continuously.
- Narus, a major U.S. corporation, has sold the PRC government the equipment it uses to control and monitor telecommunications.
Anti-Taiwan Propaganda — The domain
taiwan.comwas registered in August 1999 to the Xinhua news agency of the People's Republic of China, calling themselves
china.com, based in Hong Kong, PRC. For the Beijing government masquerading as Taiwan, see: http://www.taiwan.com/
- China Society for Human Rights Studies — Since it's run by the Beijing government, this is about as ironic as their Ministry of Religion.... http://www.humanrights-china.org/
- TCP/IP attacks by Beijing government systems — Several Canadian and American ISP's hosting web pages for the Falun Gong organization have been attacked from hosts in the
Chinese military dummy organizations —
The PLA, People's Liberation Army, has vast
business holdings, including many based in the U.S.
- Information on PLA-owned companies operating in the U.S. can be found at: http://www.churchward.com/cpla/index.html
- COSCO, Chinese Overseas Shipping Company — COSCO is largely owned and operated by the PLA. COSCO almost took over the Long Beach Naval Shipyard when it was shut down. The U.S. military and the city of Long Beach both objected strenuously, but the Clinton administration applied lots of pressure to make it happen. I had thought that it was a done deal, but apparently it was overturned at the last minute.... http://www.cosco.com.hk
- Southwest China Research Institute of Electronic Equipment — part of the military-industrial complex, and possibly everything under the parent company as well.... http://www.ceiec.com/company/swiee.html
- Standard Chartered Bank — http://www.stanchart.com — One of the three issuers of Hong Kong currency, with major operations in New York and elsewhere in the U.S. There are serious allegations that it's controlled by the PLA through various fronts. For details on that, see the 27 May 1999 report by Pennsylvania congressman Curt Weldon, there may still be a link at http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a374e109120e8.htm
- PRC recruitment for intelligence gathering — ``organizations'' calling on overseas Chinese to help to gather information useful for military, technical, and scientific applications. See http://www.ncix.gov/nacic/cind/2000/mar00.html for more details.
- The People's Daily — get the Party Line straight from the source:
- Hong Kong Voice of Democracy — http://www.democracy.org.hk/EN/index.html
Dissident voices —
Those outside mainland China risk TCP/IP based attacks from the
Beijing government (see above), those within mainland China risk
imprisonment and torture.
See The Economist, 22 July 2000, pp 24-28 for examples.
Among many others, they include:
- Lin Hai, a programmer in Shanghai, was arrested in 1998 for supplying an American dissident magazine with 30,000 Chinese e-mail addresses.
- Qi Yanchen, a journalist in Hebei, was jailed for posting excerpts from his book to the net.
- Huang Qi, whose web site http://www.6-4tianwang.com refers to the taboo Tiananmen massacre of 4 June 1989, was arrested 3 June 2000 and is expected to be charged under new state-secrecy laws.
The People's Republic of China has violently invaded and forcibly
occupied a few nations in the past few decades,
engaging in a little genocide along the way.
Unfortunately, the oppressed people aren't big contributors
to U.S. political parties.
Check out the following
for details on Chinese terror, torture, and genocide.
- Tibet and the Chinese People's Republic, A Report to the International Commission of Jurists by its Legal Inquiry Committee on Tibet (Geneva, 1960)
- In Exile from the Land of Snows, John F Avedon (Alfred A Knopf, 1984)
East Turkistan — Home of the Uighur people,
with Turkish language and genes, Islamic religious faith,
and under heavy suppression.
- International Taklamakan Uighur Human Rights Association — http://www.taklamakan.org/index.html
- Eastern Turkistan Information Center — http://www.uygur.com/index.html
- Eastern Turkistan National Freedom Center — http://www.uyghur.org/
- Free East Turkistan — http://www.caccp.org/et/
- Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda — Their ``Free East Turkistan!'' page: http://www.afn.org/~afn20372/pol/fet.html
Tibet — Tibet is similarly non-Chinese.
Completely different genes, language, culture, religion (they
actually have one!), so Beijing calls for ethnic cleansing.
- Tibetan Government in Exile Two sites, different information:
- Rangzen - Independence for Tibet — http://www.rangzen.com/
- Voice of Tibet — Shortwave broadcasts from various relay transmitters.
- Radio Free Tibet — Broadcasts from Lithuania, where people understand just how wrong communist government can go. firstname.lastname@example.org Also see the Belarussia section for related broadcasts.
- Friends of Tibet — an international network of supporters of Tibet — http://www.friendsoftibet.org
- Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda — Their ``Free Tibet!'' page: http://www.afn.org/~afn20372/pol/caccp.html
- Chushi Gangdruk — historical material on guerrilla fighting starting in 1949, supported at least partially by the U.S. CIA through 1973: http://www.chushigangdruk.org/
Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje —
The Karmapa Lama escaped from Chinese-occupied Tibet
in 2000, traveling via back roads to Mustang, in
Nepal, then continuing to Dharamsala, India.
In early 2001 he was granted refugee status in India.
- BBC news item — http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1300000/1300112.stm
- Karma Triyana Dharmachakra — http://www.kagyu.org/
- Kagyu Thubten Chöling — http://www.kagyu.com/
- Nalanda Bodhi — http://www.nalandabodhi.org/
- Also see the list at: http://www.mathaba.net/www/tibet/index.shtml
Southern Mongolia — a.k.a. Inner Mongolia.
- Southern Mongolia Freedom Federation — http://members.aol.com/yikhmongol/smff.htm
- Inner Mongolian People's Party — http://members.aol.com/imppsite/
- Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda — Their ``Free Southern Mongolia!'' page: http://www.afn.org/~afn20372/pol/fm.html
- Inner Mongolia People's Party http://members.aol.com/imppsite/index.htm
Falun Gong, Falun Dafa, and Zhong Gong —
Qi gong is ``a system of traditional Chinese breathing and
meditation exercises that seek to channel the vital energy of the
body and the universe to various ends.'' (New York Times,
31 July 2000, pg A3)
Some groups have organized themselves around the practice of
qi gong, notably Falun Gong and Zhong Gong,
attaching to qi gong social and political aspects well
removed from its traditional focus, and drawing the ire of the
PRC government against unaffiliated qi gong practictioners
The People's Republic of China is asking the U.S. to extradite leaders
which have fled to the U.S. — Li Hongzhi, the Falun Gong
founder, a permanent resident of the U.S., and Zhang Hongbao, who
arrived in Guam in February 2000 without a visa.
Beijing government systems have been implicated in TCP/IP attacks
against web servers with qi gong info (see above).
That NYT article says, regarding Zhong Gong,
``The group, whose full name translates as China Life Preservation
and Intellect Improvement Discipline, was one of dozens of schools
started by self-styled masters during the period of loose social
controls that led to the pro-democracy demonstrations of 1989.
After the violent suppression of the democracy movement by military
force, millions of people flocked to the qi gong movement for
spriritual solace, a sort of mass recoil from the perils of political
engagement and the soulless materialism then sweeping the country.
a mass demonstration by Falun Gong followers at the central government
compound in Beijing last year set off a crackdown on it and
Falun Gong, Zhong Gong, and a handful of other qi gong schools have
since been outlawed and hundreds of their senior members have been
For some background on qi gong practices and beliefs,
which — it must be stressed — have nothing to do with politics, see:
- Zhong Gong
Falun Dafa and Falun Gong
- Shijie Falun Dafa Guangbo Diantai, the Falun Dafa / Falun Gong shortwave broadcast station, is heavily jammed by PRC transmitters. It broadcasts on shifting frequencies in the range 11-13 MHz around 2200-0300 UTC: http://www.falundafaradio.org/
China, Republic of (Taiwan)
- See the People's Republic of China section above for details on how the PRC is trying to masquerade as Taiwan on the Internet.
- In addition to claims of sovereignty by the People's Republic of China versus Taiwanese desires for independence, there seem to be some separatist movements, although these might just be particularly outspoken anti-PRC groups:
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